Saturday, February 20, 2010

passing by...

I remember this stainless steel sculpture being at the entrance to the old student union building back when I was a student at the University of Arizona.

The sculpture was relocated to a spot NE of the new student union, in a more interesting setting. Set among plants, it kind of has a "just passing by..." look to it now.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A tall mosaic sculpture @ the UofA

This interesting and eclectic mosaic sculpture can be found north of the University of Arizona Student Union. It really has a lot going on if one stops to really check it out.

Pretty darn tall for a tile oriented sculpture... In the background is one of the University of Arizona's parking garages -- if you look above the garage's top deck, that grid structure is holding a large array of solar photovoltaic panels which produce electricity while also providing some shade for the cars; win-win.

cool tile moon up on top

the base is wrapped with Santa Theresa style tile work with a variety of southwestern themed plant and animal designs similar to those found under the shade ramadas out at Sabino Canyon

nicely done sculpture, I'd say...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Walking in the rain

We had a very nice overcast and rainy day in Tucson today. I had a morning systems maintenance window this morning and when I finished work I went out for a walk in the rain around the UofA campus. Very refreshing, even the statues were enjoying it.

Ah, refreshing rain!

looking toward the old Steward Observatory building

the Wildcat family was out and about

normally wet fountains, wetter

tables on University Blvd

I walked about 3 miles or so around campus, talking to friends on the phone, snapping an occasional picture, and really enjoying being out in the rain (desert dweller, remember). I stopped for a hot coffee at Cafe Luce which I drank, yep, outside in a light drizzle -- good coffee, first time I've been there. Then back home to do chores, cook, turn the big game on, and get ready for the week. All in all a great day!